Post Date: 09/11/2019
Close Date: 10/11/2019
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the United States and the region. This position will reside in our Portland office and is responsible for providing paralegal support to the attorneys in the firm’s Corporate practice group. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of senior level paralegal experience. At Stoel Rives, you will find challenging work assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of innovation.
1. Technical Information & Research
Highly organized and experienced in corporate/transactional law and record keeping including entity formation, annual reporting, operating agreements, partnership agreements, corporate structuring, sales, mergers and acquisitions. Conduct lien and litigation searches nationwide. Maintain and update corporate records and minute books. Research and analyze legal sources such as statutes, case law, legal articles, and regulatory sources. Communicate regularly with attorneys and clients regarding the status of projects and deadlines and informs attorneys of any issues.
2. Document Preparation
Draft Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Certificates of Incorporation, Board and Shareholder Consents, Warranty and Stock Option documentation, Securities memos and Closing Checklists. Prepare final closing book and draft necessary stock certificates in regard to Mergers and Acquisitions and corporate refinancing/restructuring deals. Prepare UCC financing statement filings, amendments and terminations. Prepare, distribute and file annual reports and renewals. Filing and obtaining employer and tax identification numbers (EINs).
3. Client Services
Develop and maintain positive relationships with the firm’s clients, title insurance companies, closing agents, administrative agencies, and other outside vendors.
4. Administrative Duties
Perform administrative responsibilities assigned by the practice area or department chair. Examples include disseminating changes in the codes, statutes, regulations and procedures to others in the firm and maintaining current files of forms used in the assigned practice area.
Other duties as assigned.
Must possess the following capabilities: analytical skills; attention to detail; excellent planning and organizing skills; initiative; good judgment and ability to make reasoned decisions; project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; high work standards; technical knowledge in the area of practice-related codes, statutes and regulations; ability to learn and establish effective follow-up and follow-through procedures; positive impact with clients and co-workers; strong client service orientation; ability to demonstrate teamwork/cooperation with others; adaptability; and ability to work on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment, work with detailed information and work independently.
Must have corporate transactional experience that demonstrates analytical and written capabilities. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the applicable legal framework and internal procedures related to the assigned practice area. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows-based environment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school degree required; college degree preferred. Must have paralegal certificate and at least 10 years’ experience.
NORMAL WORK HOURS
This position is nonexempt and eligible for overtime compensation. Presence at the office during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, is essential and the ability to work longer hours is essential during peak work load periods, during fast-moving transactions or in order to communicate with parties in different time zones. Occasionally may be required to travel out of town overnight(s) to assist with client management and transaction closing.
Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.